Marie Harf had a zinger for the world's media today, or at least that segment of the world's media that hangs on every word out of Washington.
Commenting on the demise of Crimea post re-integration with Russia, she opined that Crimea tourism has been decimated to the point that Putin himself has been the only tourist to Crimea this summer.
To which Russian media were not long in coming up with this rejoinder.
Two million tourists thus far in the season, perhaps three millions by the end of the summer, and a 30% increase in tourists from Russia.
Yes, I'm fully aware there is propaganda on all sides, but our side used to be so much more convincing...